Global Recycling Day
It would be great if global recycling day happens every single day. However, it’s great to see that it’s the second of its kind since it began last year. Thanks to its success in 2018, the Global Recycling Foundation was born for the purpose of promoting and supporting the global recycling industry and to help preserve our planet’s future.
“We need to see waste for what it really is – a wasted resource. There is no “We need to see waste for what it really is – a wasted resource. There is no place on our planet anymore for products that are used only briefly and thrown away. We need to ensure planned obsolescence is a thing of the past. It’s time for countries in the world to dramatically step-up recycling rates if we are to save this planet.”
– Erik Solheim, Former Head of UN Environment
March 18 – Reduce, reuse, recycle
March 18 is designated Global Recycling Day. It’s the selected date to help recognize and celebrate how crucial it is for each and every one of us to do our part. If everyone understands the importance that recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet, our world would be a healthier, more sustainable place to live.
Recycling is a habitual mindset
We all know that recycling is good for the environment. But how many of you really take the little extra effort to recycle? Global Recycling Day has a mission to make this a global issue, because it really is. World leaders must also do their part to show the world that this is an urgent need. They also want people to think as waste a resource and not just waste. Most of us are so used to throwing things into the trash, we don’t realize that most consumer goods out there can be reused and repurposed. Rethinking is the major barrier for reducing, reusing and recycling.
Climate Action Now
The one day event is set to drive more awareness and inspire a collective effort to recycle not just on March 18, but on every single day of the week. Recycling uses less energy and produces less pollution than making things from scratch. For example, with recycled paper, the amount of energy and materials it takes to make a ton of office paper is reduced by 4.3 tons of CO2 when recycling paper. Too many trees are already being cut down. The simple act of recycling can make all the difference. We all need to do our part.
Our Future depends on it
Our youth’s future is at stake and if we don’t help them in securing their future, they simply won’t have one. Global Recycling Day focuses on the power of youth, education and innovation while inspiring “Recycling into the Future.” Their initiatives will also work with like-minded businesses and entrepreneurs globally to share their innovation, concepts and ideas for improved recycling practices in the future.
At Squiqr, we look forward to being a part of their mission of saving our planet. We hope you’ll join us too.